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Lupita

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13-15 Villiers Street | Strand, London WC2N 6ND, England
+44 20 7930 5355
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 2nd visit to Lupita & we had a great time on both occasions. Really handy location for Waterloo /Charring Cross / Trafalgar square/ Covent Garden etc. Pros: - Tasty authentic Mexican food at decent value -Tinga chicken & pastor pork burritos were really good, as was the machacha con huevo quesadillas with beef and scrambled eggs -Good... More 

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london
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506 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just on the corner of villiers street in the hustle and bustle is this mexican restaurant. good menu, fast efficient stuff but I found the meal portions small. Had chicken pibil, advocate salad plus dessert and mojito costing £28.80. still felt hungry afterwards!! the portions were smaller the most restaurants

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1 Thank belbest
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a chicken buritto which was good, atmosphere was also good however I have to say that out of hundreds of restaurants that I have been to , it was definetely one of the best service if not the best, Javier is amazing, will definitely come back and will recommend to a lot of people as I work in... More 

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Portland, Maine
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402 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to call this a Mexican Fusion joint as I seen not one Mexican cooking the food! Don't let that deter you, they know how to cook! The Tapas selections are fine and my sister had an excellent Burrito. Our server, Elena Diaz, was spot on. We would come back in a second.

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1 Thank MRVEGAS711
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went in a large group a few weeks ago. Food was below average. I ordered a vegetarian taco dish which was overly spicy but this was not indicated on the menu. I wouldn't go again.

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are few places in London or the UK where you can experience authentic Mexican, or Tex Mex food. Lupita is exceptional, both in terms of offering dishes specific to Mexico City and the Valley of Mexico, and based on offering absolutely fabulous quality of dishes, drinks and service -- all in one of the best locations in central London!

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1 Thank David R
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really poor service throughout dinner. My meal was very disappointing and only ate a mouthful as the flavours were not great. My date finished his food before anyone bothered to check we were happy which meant I didn't have a chance to change my food and I didn't want my date to have to wait whilst they made me something.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited on our last day in London. They didn't open until noon so we only had about 15 min to wait. We were glad that we stuck around. We opted for the lunch special. We had the steak street tacos with rice and it was very good. I've seen some reviews that didn't have a good... More 

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Torun, Poland
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21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best food experience. We ordered tacos and mexican salad, the salad tasted very unfresh, the tacos were small and "dry" (without taste). The service was quite polite but not really nice. Also the boss shouting in middle of the restaurant seemed weird to me. For me, definitely not worth the price.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First I must say - THE GUACAMOLE IS A MUST, THE MORE EXPENSE OF THE 2 OPTIONS. I have eaten here many times but this was the 1st with the family and it was the best meal there so far. The food is amazing, the staff are very friendly and didn't mind having a sword fight with my 4 year... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13-15 Villiers Street | Strand, London WC2N 6ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighborhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7930 5355
Description
London's most authentic Mexican taquería. The same tastes, ingredients, flavors and smells found in Mexico City. As one of the most popular restaurants providing authentic Mexico City cuisine in London, the chefs at Lupita pride themselves on the authenticity of their dishes. Choosing to use only fresh, flavoursome ingredients to create exciting and tastebud tingling dishes, the menus at Lupita are a true reflection of the incredible flavours, colours and smells found throughout Mexico. In September 2012, Zagat, the worldwide ratings and reviews website for restaurants, released their London 2012 survey results announcing that Lupita had made the top five Mexican restaurants in the city.Enjoy a wide range of dishes from tacos, tostadas, quesadillas and enchiladas to salads, soups and totopos (traditional homemade tortilla chips) before washing it all down with one of Lupita’s much loved margaritas (made with 100% agave tequila).The team at Lupita are also proud to offer diners the opportunity to taste some of Mexico’s hard-to-find beers including Pacifico, Modelo Especial and Negra Modelo as well as a variety of Mexican, South American and Spanish wines.

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Staying in Trafalgar Square / Embankment

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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